Registered Homeopath and qualified Life Coach
In a study conducted at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital in the UK, the overall outcome of 6,500 individual patients was recorded at follow-up. More than 70% of these follow-up patients reported clinical improvement following homeopathic treatment. Many of the patients in the analysis had previously received mainstream medical intervention at the secondary care level and had either failed to respond satisfactorily or had been unable to tolerate the medication prescribed.
Likewise at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital in Scotland, a study followed up 100 patients after one year, 81% of whom had failed to respond to conventional treatment and 47% had seen a Consultant for their problem. After 1 year, 60% of patients improved in the presenting complaint, 61% improved in well-being, 49% had a sustained improvement of value in daily living, and 37% had a sustained reduction in their medication.
Tragically, very little is spent by the UK government on research into alternative ways of treating people, but the hospitals themselves, and particularly the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, produce valuable data which can be seen on www.trusthomeopathy.org.
In 2005, a double blind, randomised placebo-controlled study published in the European Journal of Pediatrics gave scientific evidence that homeopathy was effective in treating ADHD. Go to www.springerlink.com and type "ADHD homeopathy" in the search box. (Unfortunately, you won't find too much written about this study on ADHD websites. It might just have something to do with the fact that ADHD lobby groups are funded by the manufacturers of Ritalin, Adderall, etc.)
A high-quality scientific study carried out by four separate labs all found homeopathic preparations to have a verifiable biological effect. The study was headed by Professor Madeline Ennis from Queens University Belfast and the results were published in Inflammation Research a number of years ago. The study was all the more credible considering the fact that Ennis started the research as an out-and-out sceptic.
In Kenya a large trial is starting on a homeopathic combination remedy for the managemnent of AIDS. It has already shown an ability to reduce viral load in AIDS patients. www.allafrica.com.
Homeopathy has been shown to work equally well on animals and small babies as adults. www.news.bbc.co.uk. This link will take you to a report of a study where mice were detoxified from arsenic poisoning by homeopathic arsenic. There are more scientific studies with animals in The emerging science of homeopathy by Bellavite and Signorini, both medical doctors/scientists. It is a book written specifically for doctors about homeopathy.
Homeopathy is flourishing in the dairy industry in various countries: the UK, Australia, New Zealand, among others. Pragmatic farmers use it to treat mastitis and all sorts of other conditions, instead of antibiotics. Why? Because it works. A recent scientific study showed that it worked at least as well as antibiotics for mastitis. (This has not gone down well with a small band of vets who have taken great trouble to set up a puerile website Voodoo vets to slag off homeopathic vets.)There are many more scientific trials listed here: www.homeopathy-soh.org